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Lot 81

Honore Daumier Lithograph, Robert Macaire Dentiste

Estimate: $150 - $250

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Honore Daumier Lithograph, Robert Macaire Dentiste
Robert Macaire Dentiste, by Honore Daumier (1808-79). Hand colored lithograph. France, 1837. Sight: 11.5"h x 9.25"w; overall (w/ frame): 17.25"h x 14"w.

Plate 57 from the Robert Macaire "Caricaturana" series by Honoré Daumier. Translated in English: ‘Confound it Mr. Dentist, you have pulled out two good teeth and have left the two bad ones’ Robert Macaire (aside) ‘The devil’ (aloud) ‘No doubt and for good reasons, there is always time to extract the bad ones ; as to the others, they would have decayed and caused you pain. A false set will never make you suffer, and it is of a better kind ; people wear nothing but that now’ ".


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